Don’t blink, but WWE has built an exceptional tag team division between Monday Night Raw and SmackDown. The December 5 edition of SmackDown presented that, without there being much tag action on the show. There’s a lot of potential brewing within that division and fans should be excited for what’s to come heading into WrestleMania 40 and after.
Let’s look at the WWE main roster tag team division. The staples are there. Champions Judgment Day, Alpha Academy, Imperium, The New Day, Creed Brothers, and The Street Profits. But look at what the company has quietly added in recent weeks. The Latino World order has two different tag teams in Angel Garza and Humberto Carrillo, plus Joaquin Wilde and Cruz Del Toro. The Authors of Pain returned on the same show that featured a great tag match between Pretty Deadly and Butch with Tyler Bate. DIY is back on WWE Raw and Indus Sher is always around as well. WWE’s tag team division is stacked and it’s time that the company is recognized for such.
But there’s still work to do. Tying up the tag team titles in Judgment Day has worked to tell that faction’s story. During the last year that group has pushed its way up to dominate Monday Night Raw and much of WWE as well. When Finn Balor and Damian Priest drop those belts, that will be the next step in the group imploding. Here’s to hoping that they are booked to lose them in a multi-team match that sees a duo from SmackDown take those belts, while a duo from Raw takes back those titles. With so much talent within this tag division, it would be a great match to open Night One of WrestleMania 40.
Tag team wrestling has a special place in the hearts of fans. It was one of the biggest draws to All Elite Wrestling when that promotion was first getting off the group. WWE consistently treated the tag titles as less than, but that can slowly move in the right direction with such a strong roster on deck. This tag division is booming and fans should be excited for what the future holds.